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Blackheart - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Ratings: 1,134
Reviews: 349
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 148
Gots: 103 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
A throwback historical ale brewed when English IPA's were hopped up to last the long voyage from England to Colonial troops in India, using English malts, English hops, English yeast and aged slightly on toasted oak for a 19th century taste.

78 IBU

(Beer added by: philberinghele on 03-21-2008)
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Greasy

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

04-16-2014 01:56:23 | More by Greasy
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Dabeel

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

06-04-2014 17:10:05 | More by Dabeel
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dmheinz57

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

03-01-2014 02:45:09 | More by dmheinz57
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ajkiser12

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1%

11-27-2012 19:55:00 | More by ajkiser12
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blackearth

Minnesota

3.08/5  rDev -23.8%

Received in a trade for some Hopslam; thanks, Drew! Poured into a pint glass, this beer had a nice golden body with a thin white head. Aroma is of hops, sugar and vanilla. Full bodied creamy and syrupy mouthfeel. This beer is mostly sweet and overly oaky with an almost cloying finish that has very little hop bitterness. I appreciate the brewer's intent with the oak and low bitterness to make this taste more authentic as if the barrel had sailed for months, however it just wasn't my cup of tea. I don't think I'll be having this one again soon.

07-29-2009 17:30:51 | More by blackearth
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NWer

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

08-16-2013 20:51:55 | More by NWer
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csmartin6

New York

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

06-08-2013 01:25:46 | More by csmartin6
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warnerry

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1%

05-24-2014 17:53:51 | More by warnerry
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77apm

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

03-16-2014 06:10:33 | More by 77apm
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merlin48

Kentucky

4.85/5  rDev +20%

22 oz bottle pours into a Sam Adams tasting glass a hazed and rusty orange amber body. Small beige head has some legs and there is plenty of sticky lacing sheeting the sides of the glass.

Aroma is robust with pineapple and orange notes. Some florals tease from underneath and there is a hint of biscuity malt.

Exceptional feel! Medium body with an ideal velvety carbonation and a pleasant earthy hoppiness.

Taste opens with pineapple and blood oranges. Unbuttered toast and honey add some dimension. The hops take on an earthy bitterness midway through and some pine essence briefly appears. The citrusy sweetness recovers toward the finish but never overwhelms. Startling balance between the citrusy fruitiness and classic 3F hop bitterness. No hint of the alcohol.

Wow! Probably the best beer I've had this year. Need more.

07-02-2008 19:22:08 | More by merlin48
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Billolick

New York

3.9/5  rDev -3.5%

22 ouncer purchased at the brewery. No freshness info/bottling date info on the bottle. Hazed medium honey amber. Long lasting off white head and oodles of lacing bits. Soft hoppy nose.Tasty EIPA of better then average quality. Tasty stuff, lacks the depth of flavors of the all stars of the style.

08-01-2010 04:47:32 | More by Billolick
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Chris_Panos

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

06-27-2014 17:31:44 | More by Chris_Panos
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Mora2000

Texas

4/5  rDev -1%

The beer pours an orange color with a white head. The aroma is caramel malt with some flowers and perfume notes. The flavor is very heavy on the caramel malt, but I also get some orange citrus, grass and flowery hops. The bitterness is about medium. A very good aroma and flavor combination. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Another good beer from Three Floyds.

08-23-2010 05:00:43 | More by Mora2000
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Skye1024

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

12-27-2011 19:10:19 | More by Skye1024
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Shankopotamus

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

03-10-2013 21:12:41 | More by Shankopotamus
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thaghost

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1%

06-13-2013 11:39:00 | More by thaghost
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sgn4779

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

06-12-2014 21:23:15 | More by sgn4779
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xdefeatsy

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1%

11-10-2013 17:54:17 | More by xdefeatsy
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

11-14-2011 14:18:53 | More by bpfrush
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dogfishandi

New York

4.05/5  rDev +0.2%

huge thanks to my dad for bringing this home from chicago!

22oz. bottle at fridge temp poured into a snifter. no bottled on date.

pours out a cloudy golden orange color with about 1 finger of white head, good retention and some nice lacing on the glass.

the initial aroma is of very resiny hops. also detectable is piney/ woody hops, a candied, biscuity, caramel malt, a bit of alcohol heat and just a hint of some spice, almost winter warmer like.

a nice balance. pine, grapefruit rind, resiny, woody, spicy hops balanced by a big biscuit, candied caramel malt. comes off slightly herbal/ earthy as it warms. alcohol heat definatly makes the strenth apparent. finishes with a spicy, resinous hop bitterness, again just a hint of a winter warmer like spicey oak.

a big solid, dense, sticky feel on the palate, carbonation feels just right. some really nice bitter flavors linger on the palate after each sip.

a solid IPA here, id say its more american than english, but it works for what it is, almost barleywine like. similar to other 3floyds big IPAs ive had. worth a try, but i prolly wouldnt go after it again.

10-02-2011 00:45:38 | More by dogfishandi
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buyyourfreedom

New Mexico

4/5  rDev -1%

07-17-2014 14:10:42 | More by buyyourfreedom
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

07-29-2013 12:10:51 | More by Cynic-ale
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BurgeoningBrewhead

Pennsylvania

4.21/5  rDev +4.2%

Poured into nonic pint glass; translucent orange-yellow with a moderate tight fluffy white head that fades very slowly, leaving fine delicate lacing when it does.
Smell is earthy herbal hops, some spicy rye-like notes, clean malt.
Taste is big, but fairly one-dimensional; big wallop of crisp pale malt with some rye kick behind it, moving into hellishly bitter herbal hops with a hint of pine. Hints of oak and citrus, subdued beneath it all. Hops seem to differ from sip to sip; first they're barely present, and then suddenly they have me looking incredulously at that 78 IBU listed in the notes. Alcohol is a noticeable heat sometimes, other times it's invisible.
Mouthfeel is clean, dry and perfectly carbonated.
Overall, this is quite bitter for an English IPA in my opinion. Not that that's a bad thing...

09-03-2013 01:16:12 | More by BurgeoningBrewhead
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acknight

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

07-11-2013 04:41:31 | More by acknight
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Soonami

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev -0.2%

Thanks to erric for sending a bomber of Blackheart.

A pale golden amber with billowy white head and great lacing. A little citrus in the nose with a hint of crackery malt. The malt forward beer is countered with minty, herbal hops with a nice balmy lingering bitterness. This is a great beer, that really hides the 9% ABV very well.

08-28-2011 23:39:11 | More by Soonami
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Blackheart from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
90 out of 100 based on 1,134 ratings.